Michael Voltaggio

Chef, Restaurateur

Los Angeles

Taking inspiration from his older chef brother, Michael Voltaggio stepped into the kitchen when he was 15 and hasn’t looked back since. After his formal training at the prestigious Greenbrier Culinary Apprenticeship program, Voltaggio flew south to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to learn from chef Arnaud Berthelier. Honing his culinary skills and finding his own style, Voltaggio went to the West Coast to esteemed kitchens such as Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, The Bazaar by José Andrés and The Dining Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa. But his success doesn’t stop there — in 2009, Voltaggio won Bravo TV’s hit show Top Chef and went on to open his popular West Hollywood restaurant, Ink, in 2010. In 2011, he debuted his sandwich shop, ink.sack, a concept that opened in LAX’s new international terminal in October 2013.